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Offline johnb

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New study on dreaming
« on: April 10, 2017, 02:49:17 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/10/scientists-identify-parts-of-brain-involved-in-dreaming

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The researchers also looked at changes in high-frequency activity in the brain, finding that dreaming was linked to an increase in such activity in the so-called “hot zone” during non-REM sleep. Further, the team identified the region of the brain which appears to be important in remembering what a dream was about, finding that this recall was linked to an increase in high-frequency activity towards the front of the brain. A similar pattern of activity was seen in the hot zone and beyond for dreams during REM sleep. The upshot is that dreaming is rooted in the same changes in brain activity regardless of the type of sleep.

“You can really identify a signature of the dreaming brain,” said Siclari.

Using their findings, the team discovered that they were able to predict whether participants had been dreaming when asleep. In an experiment involving seven participants the researchers correctly predicted instances of dreaming and no dreaming 87% of the time.

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Re: New study on dreaming
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 03:49:58 AM »
Cool info. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: New study on dreaming
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 02:48:08 PM »
Interesting! I hope more research will be done on NREM dreams as well, and perhaps we will find out just how much of our sleeping time we spend dreaming. I'm really curious about this.

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